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. it happened just moments ago. it was a fiery crash that marked the end of today's nascar race in daytona. take a look now at these incredible images that are coming in. there is the video of that crash. listen. >> and a terrible crash coming to the finish. >> this is a big, big wreck. >> kyle larson's car with the front end. >> again, images of that crash, you can see it now in slow motion, sent that car hurdling toward the grandstand. engine parts flying right into the crowd. it happened on the final lap of nascar's nationwide race. our joe carter is there. also a cnn employee, john newsome, who was there too, just trying to enjoy the race. they both join us now by phone. joe, i'm going to start with you. what did you see? what is going on here? >> well, don, our location where we've been working from is basically called victory lane. it's in the infield of this track. so we weren't able to see very well the crash itself. we could hear the crash. so i was watching on the television like a lot of folks at home, and saw tyler larson's car get airborne and absolutely get shredded across that cat
sights set on winning nascar's biggest race. >> and i always feel like i have more to proving. i feel like i have to keep earning my respect and earning my keep and showing people that i belong. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 22nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning a large part of the midwest is digging out after a massive winter storm dumped up to 17 inches of snow in some areas. the storm shut down governments, schools, and transportation. travel in some areas is impossible. hundreds of flights have been canceled this morning, and at least two traffic deaths are blamed on the storm. some of the largest accumulations were in kansas where the national guard is patrolling roadways. one meteorologist said it was pouring snow there. at one point a 200-mile stretch of interstate 70 was shut down. >>> iowa is one of at least 15 states under a winter storm warning or watch this morning. heavy blinding snow fell there overnight and is not expected to end until this afternoon
strassmann reports the race car driver is more concerned about where she finishes in nascar's biggest race. >> ready to race. >> reporter: danica patrick in the lime green number 10 car had the fastest qualifying time for nascar's biggest race. more than 196 miles per hour. >> that's a great lap, guys. >> reporter: the 30-year-old who gained fame for racing against the boys and for her racy tv commercials says she wants more. >> reporter: so is winning the pole enough or to establish yourself as a nascar driver do you have to win one of these things? >> i feel like i have more to prove. i feel like i have to keep earning my respect and earning my keep and showing i belong. >> reporter: even as a go-cart racer in illinois, she said she was not raised to be the fastest girl, but the fastest driver. >> what are you going to do today? >> i'm going to win today. >> reporter: in 2009 she finished fourth in the indianapolis 500. >> this is absolutely amazing. >> reporter: then switched to the more rough-and-tumble nascar circuit for a new challenge. >> danica's sideways
in the lime green number 10 car had the fastest qualifying time for nascar's biggest race, more than 196 miles per hour. >> that was a great lap, guys! >> reporter: the 30-year-old who gained fame for racing against the boys and for her racy tv commercials, says she wants more. so, is winning the pole enough or to establish yourself as a nascar driver, do you have to win one of these things? >> i always feel like i have more to prove. i feel like i have to keep earning the respect and earning my keep and showing people that i belong. >> reporter: even as a nine- year-old go-cart racer in illinois, patrick says she was not raised to be the fastest girl but the fastest driver. >> what are you going to do today? >> i'm going to win. >> reporter: in 2005, patrick finished fourth in her first indianapolis 500. >> this is absolutely amazing! >> reporter: then switched to the more rough-and-tumble nascar circuit for a new challenge. >> danica sideways. oh, no, into the wall. >> reporter: but she crashed in two of her first ten races last year, and her average finish was 28th. still, nascar is heavily
of the nascar nationwide race sent a car hurdling towards spectators at the finish line. several fans were hurt when the car went airborne as you saw and crashed right into the chain link barrier fence. the crash ripped that car in half leaving the burning engine wedges in the fence and sending debris into the stands. the driver, kyle larsson was not hurt. local hospitals are saying they're expecting ten patients now. nascar says it's not sure yet exactly how many people have been hurt. again, the daytona 500, nascar's biggest race of the year is set for tomorrow. >>> also tonight, sad news from prince george's county. a young girl died from her injuries in that house fire in glenarden. 11-year-old daja price had been in critical condition since the fire that killed her father and two sisters thursday morning. and tonight county firefighters want to make sure families are thinking about safety. darcy spencer flif glen arden tonight with that story. >> reporter: this was just devastating news from this community that was already dealing with a horrible loss. this is what's left of the home that
for nascar to have the drivers checked. they were all looked at. they were all released. we expect the speedway president and steve o'donnell, both of them are expected to make an announcement at at 7:00 p.m. and hopefully give us more information on the spectators and to the degree they were injured. we expect an announcement whether they will start the race at 1:00 p.m. eastern, that is less than 17 hours from now. you have to figure, the amount of damage that was done to the retaining wall and the catch fence and the seats, it will take quite a lot of manpower and time to fix that. so, i guess, we will be waiting to see when we get that announcement, whether or not they will be able to start the race at 1:00 p.m., don. >> exactly and we had video earlier from the video of them repairing the retaining wall and whether or not that can be fixed in time. because, joe, that is really what saves the spectators in the event of an event like this one. >> reporter: yeah, that is the catch fence, it did its job for the most part. and it was able to prevent a lot more injuries. perhaps eve
♪ >> a fox urgent. nascar brought to a stand still at this hour. during the nationwide race a short time ago, fans were on the feet cheering and suddenly a car sailed in the grandstand. >> tone stewart will win the race and a terrible crash on the finished . we are awaiting a news conference . we'll take it to you for now the car raced through the guard rail and pierced through the fence. that was kyle larson. it didn't end there. larson front car ripped away . fans saw all of this happening close up. they were scream jumping out of the way . you could see a tire sitting in one of the seats. we have pictures of tharks too. medical crews arriving to help. 11 people were hurt. some of them seriously injured. you can see the crews cleaning up the carnage off and on the we are waiting for that news conference. we'll monitor for new information . our chief meteorologist is at the international dayton speed way. rick, you would have covered a fun assign now breaking news and you other than not far away from the crash? >> i wasn't. when you look at the race track you can see where the cras
. >>> nascar steps up to the plate for the families of sandy hook victims. i'll ask driver michael waltrip about the new 26 car he is driving at daytona this weekend, and about the message he is sending. >>> 150 fbi agents raid the scooter store. >> quick, we have to hold him. and fast! >> i'll show you why this is good news for defenders of the big three. >>> plus, the ridiculous bail in the pistorius trial. >>> and everybody in the office is making oscar picks. >> everybody? >> nate silver is playing the odds, and i'm playing my gut. >> don't waste that power. >> the big picks are coming up. >> get that out of here. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. we are one week away from devastating federal government spending cuts to kick in. republican strategy so far is to keep repeating the lies about the sequester over and over again to catapult the propaganda. >> we're weeks away from the president's sequester, and the president laid out a plan to eliminate the kuester and the harmful cuts that come as a result of it. >> speaker boehner has his members in lockstep
for the daytona 500. she is the first to secure the top spot for immigrants and nascar's primary circuit -- top spot for nascar's premier circuit. >> if she wins, she will be the most famous female athlete. >> she will start in the front row of they's race. -- they's race. honey a basketball fans saw basketball fans. >> this what get out of canada heart behind it. the basketball court sinks a shot from half court. everyone goes crazy. the coach won a prize. the money was for a students to wishing. one lucky student has all of his classes paid for. >> very cool. we are back wi ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to >> hundreds of items once a owned by president. f kennedy have been auctioned up. this one for 620 $9,000 during the auction in massachusetts. there were other items up for sale. they are from a curator of a museum. >> i would want to wear that. >> it is a coat kind of day. it will be a little co
are happy with what happened at nascar. >> and right now i am getting reports of light sprinkles showing up. that is just the beginning. there is rain headed your way. i will give you a detailed time line, it will be wet, see you back here in 10 minutes. you're on timeout leo! some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. >>> fire destroyed four house boats in new jersey. the fire began on one of the boats and strong winds carried the flames to the other three. no one was on board any of the boats. no reports of injuries. investigators are looking for the cause of the fire. >>> right now danica patrick is one of the biggest names in racing and this weekend she took the poll position for the daytona 500. >> ken pritchett is live where he found several female racers but they drive something different than danica patrick. ken? >> reporter: it is quiet right here but it was noisy all day with drag racing on the schedule. drag racing is a different sport than nascar but as for danica patrick's accomplishment, the drivers
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. for the first time, she is the leader of the pack on the nascar track. how does tiny danica patrick have the physical strength to outrace the guys? >>> good evening. and a good holiday to you. and we begin tonight with an international call to action on the long, volatile battle inside syria, a battle that has so many repercussions for the united states. today, a u.n. panel declared it's time to bring charges, using those two powerful words, war crimes. and they say the crimes were committed not just by the government of president assad, but by his mysterious opposition, as well. so, as the battle rages closer to the capital of damascus, our terry moran has made the dangerous journey into the heart of the simmering conflict. he is in damascus itself. >> reporter: the road from beirut to damascus. we drove into syria along this heavily guarded route -- checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint. it is now a lifeline, as damascus, the stronghold of the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the kay
today. danica patrick becomes the first woman ever, woman driver in the history of nascar to win a pole position and she did it at the sport's biggest race. patrick posted a qualifying lap of almost 200 miles an hour. she will share the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. >> ultimately at the end of the day, too, everything happens for a reason. i've thought about it and i thought about how i was kind of a favorite pole going in. you know what? maybe i wasn't ready. maybe it would have been hard on me. maybe my life would have changeded and been different. i just feel like i'm comfortable and cool. i've been around for a long time now and maybe now was the time. >> it's your time, it's your time. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint series. i'll talk to her life in the "cnn newsroom" in just a few minutes. >>> more serious news. oscar pistorius has dropped out of several races, including one set for april here in the united states. although he is under contract to run, his management company says he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he's accused
. it is her biggest achievement as she continues to make the transition to the far, far better world of nascar. i go to you first because i assume you won't make any jokes about women drivers. >> not at all. i don't know why we are surprised when a woman driver does something that a male driver does. all you have to do is step on the gay is and not hit -- step on the gas and not hit a pole. >> there is not a pole. >> exactly. i interviewed her once and she is the best smelling person i ever met. >> i imagine her wearing the female equivalent of ax. >> no, whatever she was wearing was delightful. >> she has never been back. >> she has not. >> that's weird. >> she will though. >> immo em en, -- immogen, is this truly an historic day for your gender? >> well, women have always been superior drivers. i think uk received a survey that conclusively proves that 57% of men have accidents in the car and 44% of women do, therefore women are the better drivers. had no idea really what this is talking about, but this is like a billy gene king moment. >> i would just like to point out that the men may have
patrick does what no woman in nascar has ever done before. >> i think that so cool. >> yeah. >> very cool. super, duper unbelievably cool. >> exactly. give her more props. first woman ever. >> i was all into it. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." >> it's clearly monday. it's february 18th, presidents day. let's get started. we're going to start two big stories that could affect your pocketbook. a cold freeze that could ruin crops in the south and gas prices skyrocketing. want s want to start with gas prices. they're going up and up and up. no sign of stopping. every day for more than a month gas prices have jumped. that is not the streak you want to be on. it is all happening in the dead of winter while americans try to cope with home heating bills and sli shrinking paychecks. we have a reporter live at a gas station in new york city. what do the prices look like there? >> reporter: hi, john. yeah, gas prices are certainly skyrocketing. over here on 10th avenue, you'll see regular gas $4.15. i'm looking at the board now. premium is still $4.45. we're expected to see the numbers in
the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint cup series. >>> a few minutes ago i talked with danica patrick right here on cnn. it was not long after her ground-breaking achievement. she joined me from daytona beach. she's a modest lady and i asked her if she understood the magnitude making this important mark is in sports. >> in a simple word, yes, i understand that. i think that understanding the scope of what that means and what that will end up meaning is -- or if any is something that happens down the road. in the moment it's about thinking about what i need to do for next sunday and trying to make some more history. >> tell us about the reaction from your fellow drivers, including your team owner tony stuart. >> tony came over when we had gotten the pole so qualifying was over with, and he came over to say good job and, you know, for me i just wanted to tell him thank you for giving me the chance and for giving me the crew and the car and the job at his team to be able to go out there and do something like that. so it means a l
's your time, it's your time. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint series. i'll talk to her life in the "cnn newsroom" in just a few minutes. >>> more serious news. oscar pistorius has dropped out of several races, including one set for april here in the united states. although he is under contract to run, his management company says he dropped out to deal with the charges he now faces. he's accused of shooting his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, on valentine's day. >>> massive spending cuts are coming and you should get ready for them. that's what republican senator said today. i'm talking about those budget cuts that were narrowly avoided two months ago. the cuts will kick in automatically march 1st nothing changes. democrats don't want them. they favor alternative cuts. we've got another deadline count down and plenty more fighting has begun on capitol hill. >>> there is a huge rally on the national mall in washington today as thousands pleaded for more action on climate control. among the demands, the protesters want president obama to e reject the keystone xl pipeli
on the racetrack. we'll show you how danica patrick left her tire marks. >>> rift was made in nascar today as danica patrick became the first woman to qualify in the top spot. >> patrick earned the pole position for the daytona 500. it is the biggest achievement of her career. posting a lap of more than 196 miles per hour. only four-time champion jeff gordon came even close to knocking her off. no woman had ever qualified higher than ninth. patrick now looks to become the first woman to win a nascar race when the daytona 500 takes place one week from today. >>> right now checking in with more sports with henry wofford of comcast sportsnet. >> we'll take a trip out to the cactus state. green and gold used the last year's success to motivate them? plus he was a great player during hez time at the bay. now jeff kent is helping his former squad in the desert. a live report from arizona is next. >>> welcome back to nbc bay area. even when&ax past your prime, it's difficult to walk away from the game. a former giants slugger was helping out in spring training. let's get on out there where we're
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4:49, leading the way, how history was made in nascar over the weekend. >> and can they repeat the magic from 2012, we're going to go to phoenix for a little spring training with the oakland a's. >>> and watered down whiskey doesn't fly, the change that caused a consumer uproar. >>> a few more clouds coming our way. in fact big changes, enjoy the dry day. wet weather is on the way. we'll talk about it coming up. >>> and so far things are holiday light across the bay area bridges. we hope it stays that way. a live look across the golden gate bridge, the bay bridge, and we'll have a check of mass transit on a holiday schedule. >>> a big breakthrough for race car driver danica patrick. she became the first woman ever to win the daytona 500 pole position with an average speed of 196 miles per hour. jeff gordon was the only other driver to come close. it's considered nascar's premier event and the race is set for next sunday, danica, good for her. >> a lot of people rooting for her, too. >>> it's the middle of winter but the boys of summer are in
bowl. they don't play in the nba all- star game. >> moving o we've got history in nascar. danica patrick, the first female driver to ever hold the pole position at daytona. she got it by driving 196.4 miles per hour. >> wisdom drives that on the way to work. what are you talk about? >> what is the big deal? she is in the go daddy car. i heard her in an interview afterwards. she said it will be nice when they are not saying female driver and just saying driver. we understand this is and historic day in nascar. congratulations. >> thank you, dave. >> keep your speed down. >> going to florida for my spring training. >> straight ahead at 6:00, we'll have reaction from celebrities to the death of country star mindy mccready. >> first, let's say good morning to today's fab of the day. it is tia devine carter. she says she can't leave home without watching fox 5 morning news. thank you for watching. and for your chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day, just like or facebook page. you can also like our individual opinions. >> yes, we all have them. >> they are under our names. >> of to li
finishes in the nascar race in daytona. and a pilot makes a dramatic escape >>> nascar race in beach -- date beach florida a frightening last lap crash that separates the fans from the track. happened just a short time ago. we are told there are reports of injuries. we don't yet know how many people are hurt or how serious those injuries might be. witnesses say several cars crashed into one another on the track and kyle larson's car caught gaping hole in the safety fence as pieces of his car went sailing into the grandstands. more on that at 11. >>> pilot of a small plane that crashed into tampa bay says it's a miracle he is alive tonight. anthony marsh was landing a single engine piper when the engine cut out. marsh recalls the cockpit filling with water and windchill hitting him in the face. his lungs filled with water but he managed to kick out the glass and find his way to the surface. he stood on the plane's wing until somebody rescued him. >>> just ahead, will the dreary saturday give way to sunshine sometime tomorrow? erica has the full forecast when >>> tell me you will bring
is this weekend and some nascar stars are joining us to talk about the big race. we have what you need to know. we'll be right back. land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with l and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? >>> watching and waiting. any moment now a judge will decide whether or not to grant oscar pistorius bail. we'll have the latest from the courtroom in south africa. >>> a former atf agent gunned down. how police say it happened. >> down to the wire. in a week now, crippling spending cuts will go in effect. will congress reach a deal in time? we have a live report from capitol hill. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm alison seymour. happy you're with us on this friday morning. a winter storm is walloping the midwest already. it's dropped as much as 17 inches of snow in some places. winter storm warnings neck from colorado to -- in effect from colorado to kansas. freezing rain this morning could create what could become a dangerous commute in several states. >>> in our region there is one school delay to pass along. page county virginia
battle of the sexes since bobby rigs and billy jean king. danica patrick taking on men in nascar in the daytona 500 on sunday. she's already made history becoming the first woman to win the kof eted pole position. there's a lot ahead. >> patrick struggled in this spotlight last year, her first after seven seasons with indy car. just two laps, she crashed and finished 38. now after making history to be the first woman to make pole position it's clear her years of trying to make it to the front row are paying off. >> i think if you are happy in your personal life, everything shows. you can do your job well. >> i have a lot to learn, too. i understand that. i've's got jeff gordon starting next to me. i've got a herd of them behind me. hopefully at the end of 500 we're rolling and we have a chance. >> joe carter joins me from daytona. is the great american race danica's to lose? >> reporter: i can tell you that her team as well as danica patrick feel like they're off to a great start and they couldn't have scripted a better start to win the pole on sunday and preserve the -- excuse t
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up, we'll show you what she did to earn her way into nascar history. >> this weekend's box office action and comedy beat romance at the movies on valentine's day weekend. "a good day to die hard" topped the box office, with 25 million dollars in ticket sales. the film is the fifth installment in the "die hard" franchise. "identity thief," starring melissa mccarthy and jason bateman, came in second, pulling in 23-point-4 million dollars. and "safe haven," based on the novel by nicholas sparks, rounded out the top three, with 21-point-4 million dollars in ticket sales. the golden state warriors are off to one of the best starts in franchise history. their first all-star since 1997. david lee. tonight lee lined up with all-stars to duke it out with the east. it was a close game until the someones stepped it up in some quarter. eventually winning 000-to-000. david lee chipped in where he could. finishing with 0 points and 0 rebounds. lebron james came away with and doing other stuff. race car driver danica patrick is making nascar earlier today she became the first woman to win the po
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patrick win and propole nascar back in the top of sports and it would be a story of the year for a woman to win the race. here get starting in this position has everyone talk brings more eyes and money in the sports . if you are nascar that is only a good thing. >> it would be fab lis if she won. for folkings who never have been here. give us the a sense of the energy and buzz right now. >> you have fans that are rabid fans of the sport . in the speed way. it is a two and half mile. on the inside of it people camp. 200,000 people will be here to watch this event which is increedible and people who sphend all week long camping. they get to come here and witness. right here. this is it pit row and where all . big crews hang out . can you imagine going to the superbowl and you and i me buy a ticket and right nupt end zone. that creates an energy level they think is it unmatched for main sporsts and the excitement that you find here. the other thidge that is it unique. daytona 500 is the superbowl of nascar and first event . season and they bring in the new season with the largest event of t
the daytona 500 at the front of the pack. can she finish in first too? we'll ask nascar great darrell waltrip. up next, your local news. the rest of you stick around. >>> good morning. saturday, february 23rd. i'm gigi barnett. here's what people are talking about. hundreds of patients are suing john hopkins hospital after their gynecologist is accused of secretly recording them. attorneys are saying the hospital did not do enough to protect patients from dr. levy. 700 patients have signed on for the lawsuit against hopkins. levy committed suicide this week. >>> take a closer look at your bge bills because a new rate takes effect today. the maryland commission granted 55% of the $175 million increase for electric and gas rates. for average electricity and gas customers bills will go up $3 every month. bge is saying the approved expenses will be used to update the utilities aging infrastructure. >>> well, baltimore's favorite desserts disappeared from shelves a few weeks ago. this morning the mystery is solved. deliveries of bergeres cookies were sh
of cancer he is battling has not been revealed. >>> danica patrick going where no female nascar driver has ever gone before. she beat the men to win the pole position at next sunday's daytona 500. this is their super bowl of nascar racing. patrick, the first woman no secure the top spot for any race in nascar's premiere circuit. the sprint cup series. joe carter is live in atlanta with more on this truly historic achievement. >> yeah, what a milestone yesterday, john, for the sport of nascar and for women out there. danica patrick has got to be happy. very proud, and also relieved. because yesterday she had to wait over two hours to secure that pole win. she went out eighth out of 43 cars. 35 cars had to qualify after her, it took a while for her to find out she was making history. we've seen her make racing history before, but not like this. to be the first woman to secure the top spot in nascar's premiere race, is by far the big 'chooechlt in her stock car career. she addressed that last night on cnn's don lemon show. >> i think understanding the scope of what that means and what that wi
for climate change, what they want the president do? >>> and history is made in nascar. the race that puts danica patrick in the front row of the daytona 500. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello everyone i'm hearth holmes. we begin this sunday with the resignation of pope benedict xvi. the pontiff today delivered one of his last sunday blessings from the vatican. tens of thousands of people packed st. peter's square today to hear the departing pope. next sunday will be the last time the 85-year-old pontiff temperatures will the traditional blessing from his apartment window. the pope announced earlier this month he will retire on february 28th due to failing health. >>> this is a unique and historic moment in the church and bay area catholics are anxiously awaiting a decision on pope a's successor. allie rasmus continue ours coverage interest from st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. >> reporter: heather, right now you can see dozens of people still filing out of st. mary's cathedral in san
-looking race driverment after making history, she could end up being the true star nascar always hoped she would be. >> brian shactman. >> if danica wins the daytona 500, she could lose every ray and still go down as a legend. it has raised the profile of nascar. i wouldn't be on the show if not for her. the racing circuit could use the boost. television ratings hit a five-year low last year. in the key 18-34, it was down 25%. talladega, the most famous track, saw it drop by 17,000. canada, she needs this too. she has made approximately $25 million over the last two years despite not winning at any level of nascar. she wasn't even a-list enough to lead her signature go daddy ads in the super bowl. she needed bar refaeli to get the obl ga torre buzz going. tv ratings are up in 2013. the race this weekend will draw in the casual fan who wants to see danica make history. back to you. >>> gold prices falling to a seven-month low. has gold officially loss the its shine. let's go to brian shutland. what do you think? >> it has been a tough week for gold. down about 12% since september. we did se
ever to win the pole position in nascar. don't be modest. you won this time. what are you doing this time? >> i don't know if i know how to answer that. >> she talks with me about making history. >>> and flying with kids is tough, but one woman says that a boozy passenger slapped her child and then called her a racial slur. >>> the murder of john lennon and letters surfacing from his killer to the arresting officer. we're talking to the former cop. >>> and a favorite american whiskey reverses course after fans get angry over a formula change. >>> hello, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm don lemon and we want to get you up to speed on the day's headlines. sports history has been made today, and a boy's club no more. danica patrick has won the pole at the daytona 500, breaking 196 miles an hour in one qualifying lap. she's the first woman to win the pole at daytona or any sprint cup race. i interviewed danica a while ago and stay right there, and i will show you the full conversation in a few moments. >>> massive spending cuts are coming, and you should get ready for them and t
the first woman to earn the pole position for any nascar race yet starting in the front row is a far cry from actually winning the race. >> can i win? pamela absolutely!. in is not easy in one of these racing situations. in fact, it's not that big of a deal, or so says former driver and current analyst kyle petty >> it is funny. honestly, we have heard jimmy johnson said that a monkey could ride a car around this track nothing to take away anything from danica patrick. we just want to a nice race and to return the car in one piece. >> and now here are some dedicated fansor maybe just crazy it's an annual tradition for some brewers fans known as the "arctic tailgate."
and into the recordll books at the daytona 500. she's the first woman in the 54-year history of nascar signature race to do so. so bob, you are our officiale nascar fan here at the table. you go to the races. what do you think her chances are? i will say that she is the first woman to start from this position. there was one other woman, but she started in the 1980s.t >> here is the other interesting thing, her boyfriend will be in the 12th spot during the race, whichyf is her new boyfriend. but i think 14% of the people in the pole position at daytona go on to win. that's long odds. she's goto healthy good drivers hyped her. but the fact that she ran in her trials were 197 miles an hour -- >> that's awesome. >> that's remarkable. nascar pulled back on how fast the cars should go because it was getting out of hand. they were crashing all the time. when i go to these races, i used to go to the infield drunk, so g didn't watch a whole lot 'til there was a crash and i would wake up. but these are great athletes. i'm telling you, this woman deserves a lot of credit because they say it's all equaled out be
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